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CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 4:15pm EST
their country, f.b.i. agents, civilians that work for the defense department will see their hows cut and they're paychecks reduced. the longer these cuts remain in place the greater the damage. economists estimate it could cost us more than $750,000. here's the thing, none of this is necessary. it is happening because republicans in congress chose this outcome overclosing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps to reduce the deficit. they decided that tax break for the wealth off and well-connected is more important than protecting our middle-class families and military families from these cuts. i think we can combine smart spending cuts and changes to the tax code that makes it more fair without raising anyone's taxes. that's how we can reduce our deficit without laying off workers. i don't think that is too much to ask. it is the kind of approach i proposed for two years now. a majority of the american people agree with me, including a majority of republicans. we just need republicans in congress to catch up with the their own party and the rest of the country. i know there are republican
SFGTV2
Mar 9, 2013 4:30am PST
co-director of the nuclear risk reduction initiative and preventive defense project. please help me welcome our speaker this morning, former secretary of defense william perry. (applause) >> what a pleasure it is to be aboard this symbol of america's millery power, the uss macon island. what a pleasure it is to be among the men and women of our armed forces and the men and women of the first responders of the san francisco bay area. fleet week for many years in san francisco was a somewhat [inaudible] affair and it has been transformed into this great coming together by the military and the first responders, the great coming together of our uniformed personnel and a great [speaker not understood] of san francisco. this amazing transformation in the last few years was due primarily to the vision and the dedication of three people, george and charlotte schultz and mike myers. i'd like to pause to thank all three of them for this work. (applause) >> and in april of 1996, my last year as secretary of defense, i met one morning intelligence briefing at 7 o'clock along with general charli
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2013 4:00am PST
, my last year as secretary of defense, i met one morning intelligence briefing at 7 o'clock along with general charlie. the previous day general hughes had briefed us that the chinese military were to begin extensive military maneuvers in the taiwan strait. this morning we were stunned to learn that they had fired two missiles that landed just 10 miles off the coast of taiwan. the taiwanese had a presidential election underway, and the chinese were using a not too subtle way of explaining to them what they wanted the outcome of that election to be. thises was an unacceptable form of military coercion and both the general and i agreed that a strong response was needed by the united states, something more than a diplomatic letter of protest. after some discussion we agreed to send two carrier battle groups to taiwan. within an hour the president had approved our recommendation and before the day was over, though carrier battle groups were underway steaming to taiwan. at a press conference the next day, i was asked would i not fear this would lead to military clash with china. i said
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2013 7:00am EST
robert levinson, senior defense analyst for bloomberg government talks about spending by congressional district. 7:00 and eastern on c-span. ♪ host: good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, march 5. house republicans are introducing the bill they want to vote on on thursday to keep sequestration in place, avoiding a government shutdown. if it passes, the senate will then have to decide whether to take it up. president obama yesterday announced three more picks for open posts, epa administrator, energy secretary, and budget chief. the new cabinet, according to "the washington post," said the new cabinet will play a bigger role in the president's second term. we will take your calls in a moment. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. send us a tweet, twitter.com/c- spanwj. or post your comments on facebook.com/c-span. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. here is the front page story this morning -- "president obama, facing a limited amount of time." host: president obama, wanting to rely on his cabinet more in h
CNN
Mar 6, 2013 1:00am PST
was very defensive. he was -- he said that bush tried to assassinate him and he had proof. he had several people confess that they were among the assassins. he said that hillary clinton would be a failure as a secretary of state. this was in 2009. so obama had been in office about seven months at the time. i found him fascinating. it's an appropriate word. if he were an american politician or republican or democrat, he would have been elected. he had a manner about him that was effusive. you couldn't help like him while despairing of a lot of things he did. i found him terribly interesting. >> christiane, how much did chavez change not only venezuela, but venezuela's relationships with other nations? >> well, i think really a lot. and i think what larry just said, all these people larry interviewed in one day. i like to call it loosely, you know, the axis of friendship that chavez collected around himself. you know, really sort of professionally kicking sand in the eyes of uncle sam as one analyst put to it me. this was part of his international allure, the idea of standing up against the
FOX News
Mar 2, 2013 8:30am PST
things are wasteful. again with defense something we need but not at the scale . going through it with a fine tooth comb would be a better method. >> identity thieves bilking the i.r.s. out of the millions. that is 3.9 billion on fraudulent return. >> if you run a business like that. we are not talking about chopped liver. it is it big . all they have to do is cut it back. >> the federal government is a business and failing on many levelings it should be run like a business. where are the term limits when you need them. all you think about is the next vote and they have to appease constit quent . they need the votes was their senators. >> it is it exactly that. every politician. you have all of the sacred cows . defense, and entitlements has to be looked at and shared sacrifice. >> why does defense have to be. >> america is spending more than 10 countries combined. it is not your job to be the world's only policemen. >> if we are spending 345 million in studying robotic squirils. >> listen government is personality but the role is limit defense is one of those responsibilities
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 10:00am EST
jobs at risk. over 80,000 workers will lose access to job training. over 50,000 civilian defense employees will be furloughed and 9,700 fewer children will get vaccines for diseases like measles and the whooping cough. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, last friday sequestration went into effect. the house has passed two plans to replace the sequestration with smarter, targeted spending cuts. mr. collins: unfortunately the senate has not approved a plan. we desperately need to cut spending, but sequestration is an extremely poor way to do it. where i'm from in upstate new york it means taking an ax to cybersecurity precisely when we need it the most. it means furloughing the men and women who make sure our armed forces get paid and it means slashing education programs that make our country more competitive. we need to make tough, sm
CBS
Mar 3, 2013 8:30am PST
in defense spending that are absolutely necessary and appropriated. not this way. not when our chief of staff of the army says that he's not going to be able to replace those who are fighting in afghanistan with qualified and trained people. >> schieffer: so what do republicans need to do, senator? >> i think we need to get off of sequestration highway. two-third of the federal government is exempt from sequestration. the things that bothers me the vote is a construct of trying to cut $2.3 trillion and if you failed $600 billion out of defense, and $600 billion out of nondefense and exempt parts of the government. the way forward is a big deal. this is an opportunity for congress to look at getting off want road of becoming greece. i would like to see the president and republicans and democrats reepigauge where they left off with boehner that we as republicans put $600 billion-- somewhere in that neighborhood-- of new revenue on the table by flattening the tax code eliminating deductions and exemptiones, take that money to take down debt, and go to entitlement reform to save truss becoming gr
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2013 10:30pm EST
to the defense mission. they lived all over the country, which remind you 86% of them live outside of the washington area. 44% of them are veterans. they are dedicated to the mission. as the year goes on, many of them will be subject to furlough. the contractor work force depends on us. we do not make anything here in the pentagon, so we depend upon the industrial base to make our weapons systems which make us the greatest military in the world. many of them will be affected directly by this because we will be cutting back on contractors. we have to defend -- find $46 billion between now and the end of the year. the civilian and military workforce will only to only provide a few billion dollars. the rest of that will affect contractors. the effects will be serious and immediate area. >> hwo ow many of these initial cuts will have lasting effects? >> it is a good question. in this area and every other area, we are doing everything we can to minimize damage. when you cannot afford to begin overhaul or maintenance of a ship and you do for that maintenance, our shipyards have their pla
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 1:00am EST
will affect the defense department. looking out her live coverage tomorrow on our companion network c-span numeral three, in the morning the senate judiciary committee will hear from attorney general eric holder. it will be at justice department oversight hearing at 9:30 a.m. eastern. at 2 p.m. eastern, a hearing on preventing military suicides. >> sherman did not want those thousands of free slaves, refugees behind the army. i forget the name of the river in georgia. he wanted to be rid of them. he had as many as 20,000 refugees. he wanted no black troops in the army. they reached liberty county. that is savannah. you can meet people who will tell you, this is where he was. when he got into savannah -- he let his generals put out the word. there's his field order were sherman set aside 200 miles along the coast for the exclusive settlement of free people with promissory notes of a piece of land. that was the dream all of them had. it would not last. andrew johnson would remand order. >> civil war scholars on the contributions and sacrifices of africans. many who work and served and t
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2013 11:05am EST
, durable, and defensible peace. it has to be defensible because in the middle east, especially in this middle east, a peace you cannot defend will not hold for five minutes. it has to be verifiable because as we move from one step to another, we have to make sure that we cannot only defend ourselves but also that our neighbors are actually telling their people, educating their children to live in peace. this is something we desperately want. we yearn for peace. we pray or peace and with president obama, we shall work for peace. [applause] i look forward to discussing with president obama when he comes here later this month all these issues, but in addition, i will have a chance to show president obama a different side of israel, israel that has become a technological marvel, teaming with innovation, an israel that each day pushes the boundaries of medicine and science to end of human imagination, an israel that has one of the world's most vibrant cultures and one of the world's most dynamic peoples, israel, the modern jewish state, an oasis of liberty and progress in the heart
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 6:00am EST
that the president will change course. we know the policies of defense that work are peace through strength. i hope he will change his policies and recognize we must have peace through strength and not have a circumstance of potential attacks due to weakness. i am honored to be here with the chairwoman of the oversight committee. >> there is a better way to cut spending than slash our military. in august of 2011, that is exactly what this was about, the harm the president's sequester would do to our military families. i cannot help but think about that mom whose husband is on his third or fourth deployment and she is watching all of this play out on the news and wondering whether or not she is going to be able to put food on the table, all while her husband is in harm's way fighting for the freedom and liberty you and i enjoy. it is unconscionable what the president is doing. we cannot tax our way out of the sequester. we cannot tax our way out of debt. the president received his tax increase in january. it is time he got serious so we can reprioritize what matters most, providing strong national
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
to programs such as education, research and defense. this is balance. in principle, optimal fiscal policy would weigh the very small cost to the economy of reducing loopholes in the tax code such as the carried interest provision against the rather significant benefits foregone from cutting programs like head start, research by the national institute of health, border security and other government functions as well as entitlement reform. balance means that we do some of each. can anyone believe that it is less distortionary to preserve every loophole in the tax code in order to cut more deeply the number of children who can go to head start or the amount of research that n.i.h. can conduct in i don't think -- that the n.i.h. can conduct. compare this approach to the alternative which says that all of deficit reduction must occur from reductions in government programs. and that not a dollar more would be raised from closing tax loopholes. does anyone believe that on the margin, it is more costly to trim back one dime of the trillions of dollars in deductions and loopholes that mar the tax
KCSMMHZ
Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
in living memory. that's prompted even life-long beijing residents to take self-defense measures. they're flocking to pharmacies to buy face masks that are supposed to filter out pm2.5, but the supply can't seem to keep up with the demand. the pharmacy we visited only had children's masks in stock. >> translator: we've seen this fog-like weather quite often this year, so people are paying extra attention to their health. i think that's why demand for masks has surged. >> reporter: so people shopping around are shopping online. face mask sales on this website catering mainly to foreigners in china jumped eight-fold between january and february. >> because they don't know necessarily where to buy these pollution tested products and there's a trust issue as well. they want to know the products are safe, therefore they're going to do what they say on the box. >> reporter: people in china have gone online to vent about the bad air. many are demanding action from government leaders. authorities have put some measures in place. they're restricting the number of vehicles on the road and develo
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00am PST
the contents of this home. jodi arias's lawyer tries to salvage a shaking defense after whithering cross-examination. >>> martha stewart is back in the legal suit over pennies, the retail change that is, but the dollars at stake are simply huge. we begin this hour in the brittle earth just east of tampa, florida, where jeff bush slid to his death in a sinkhole that opened under his bedroom last thursday night. the body will stay with it is. the authorities say it is simply too risky and dangerous to try to find and recover him. they are, however, taking great pains to recover some of the most cherished belongings of the family that lived in this house for 40 years. today jeremy bush, jeff's brother is grateful but also a little angry. >> they said the ground is too unstable to do anything but they got all of this heavy equipment on there, pulling stuff out and everybody is cheering for everything coming out of the house. i've had enough of the cheering of the memories out of the house. let's try to get my brother out. that's what i want. >> jeremy bush followed his brother's screams and
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2013 3:30am PST
of you, tomorrow we're going to have the former secretary defense william perry speak. and the final speaker tomorrow will be the commander of north com, it will be the first time the northern command... >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to day two of the senior leader seminar for san francisco fleet week 2012. we had a great day yesterday and we're going to have an even greater day today. we've got a number of people that i would like to bring up to welcome you all. while this senior leader seminar is going on, there's a number of other activities that are going on at the same time. and a very important activity is some training that's taking place on treasure island. it's training by the san francisco fire department and it's become a huge hit with the marines and the sailors that are able to get this training. with that, i'd like to have our police chief -- fire chief from san francisco, chief hayes white, come forth and talk to you about some of these events and the fire department's role. thank you. >> thank you, thank you very much. thank you, general. good morning, everyone. we
CNN
Mar 2, 2013 10:00am PST
cohen has served as secretary of defense in president clinton's democratic administration. as a republican, he previously served in both houses of congress, and now heads the cohen group, a consulting group that counts defense contractors among its clients. david gergen served to four presidents. he's a cnn political analyst and professor and director of center for public leadership at harvard's kennedy school. those resumes, these two guests, could probably solve this mess by themselves, with help from jeenl sahadi, a cnn writer with cnn money. she's making sense of the insanity. no where you know writing smarter, more important pieces on these spending cuts. secretary cohen, good to see you. let me start with you. is% cuts roughly across the defense department. there are some people who say that is a silver lining, particularly some democrats who say we would never have been able to negotiate those kind of cults. what's your take on the defense cuts? >> they may see it as a silver klining but it's a really black cloud hack over the defense department. i think you can mak
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 1:00am PST
for jodi arias. by the sound of them, it's not looking good for the defense. the latest from inside the courtroom, and nancy grace, mark geragos, and jeffrey toobin mix it up. >> also, my exclusive with speak court justice sonia sotomayor. she went back to the grade school that helped make her what she is today and nurtured so many other kids but is now being closed down. we'll talk to her about that, but we begin tonight with breaking news. >> some solace, however small, for the family of dianna hanson. a short time ago, the fresno county coroner said the 24-year-old woman died quickly after she was attacked by a 350-pound lion and she didn't suffer. she died of a broken neck and other neck injuries the preliminary autopsy shows. she was an intern at the wildcat sanctuary where she died. she was working toward a certification that would have qualified her for her dream job working at a zoo one day. her family said she loved animals, especially big cats. you're going to hear from them in a moment. this is the animal that attacked her. it was an african male lion named cous cous. he
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 8:00am PST
instead. >>> the president who signed the defense of marriage act into law now says it's time to put doma asunder. >>> and jurors in the ex-rated murder trial of jodi arias let the defendant know exactly what they think of her. and this is long before they reach a verdict on her life or death. >>> we begin this hour with the first step on a very long road to justice for a man, american federal civilian justice, for a son-in-law of osama bin laden, whom the united states is accusing of con spir conspiracy to kill us. he had been out of sight for years only to surface last week in the middle east and then wind up in the hands of the cia. and at that point, was really easy, key have had a one way ticket to guantanamo bay. and some people on capitol hill think that is exactly where that man belongs. but instead, he just appeared like any other accused criminal in a federal court in manhattan facing a one count indictment that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. what do you think he pled? probably not surprise, not guilty. and he's due back in court on april 8. susan candiotti w
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 9:00am PST
, two deadly bombings. one happened near a building in kabul where defense secretary chuck hagel was getting briefed. police say a suicide bomber detonated explosives in front of the afghan defense ministry, killing nine people. the taliban's claiming responsibility. and it says the attack is a message for hagel. u.s. military officials say hagel was not in danger and his briefing continued as planned. east of the capital, a suicide bomber targeting coalition forces was spotted by john avlon gan policeman. the officer threw his arms around the bomber to minimize the blast. the policeman and eight children were killed. >>> the political powder keg is building on the border between north and south korea. north korea today formally rejected u.n. sanctions against it saying the korean peninsula is, quote, inching close to the brink of war, end quote, because of them. the united nations imposed them because of north korea's recent nuclear test. its leaders are also vowing to end pacts from the korean war and threatening a preemptive nuclear attack. >>> now to the u.s. economy and wall
FOX Business
Mar 3, 2013 1:30am EST
so it's okay if-- you can come to our viewers' defense, neil. >> i think that people, voters, citizens will be aggravated by some ofhese cuts and they'll experience it in different ways and so we'll see what happens. don't think the fact that we haven't had armageddon by this morning doesn't mean that there will not be considerable pain down the road. >> neil: you're convinced, not armageddon, but slowdown, could it lead to a slowdown. >> i think -- you know, listen, i think the slowdown will come from raising taxes as well. when you have a payroll tax that is among the most regressive tax, meaning it affects rich people as it it affects poor people, which is what president obama allowed to happen, that's a problem. and ben stayed there's no compromise, the republicans compromise a lot, they compromised in the last go-round. they drew a line in the sand and say that their voters put them into office to cut and unfortune, it's going to weigh somewhat heavily on defense, but now what? i will say this, we defend the entire world. we defend italy, we defend welfare states in euro
FOX News
Mar 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
of defense workers will be laid off. its real catastrophe to lose your job. the real catastrophe is that the government will not compromise. this isn't the third reich. it's supposed to be some people giving and not everyone getting what they want. the fact that the government can't compromise and come to a decision in the harsh spirit of compromising, that is the crisis. >> neil: adam? >>> i'm going to take a slightly difficulty tact. i don't disagree what last been said. i think that the american people deserve a fair amount of the blame, too. we know public opinion polls we are not happy with the way our leaders in washington are leading but at the same time, we don't ever want them to cut any of our programs. electorate is completely two-face order this issue. it's not terribly surprising to me. >> neil: you are talking about the difference, okay. [ laughter ] >> a fair pointed. >> i'll include myself. >> neil: if you wanted something that is perfectly possible but i think you are mistaken. go ahead. >> nobody ever agrees with me on this program so it's okay, you can come to
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 6:00am EST
on the appropriations committee, and that is the secretary of defense will be able to provide the government of israel of the necessary procurement funds for the iron dome defense program. i am just two weeks ago returning from my 15th trip to israel, not only to israel but other areas in the middle east. in light of all of the instability that is ongoing, i think this program, as well as the short range of ballistic missile defense programs are crucial at this time. mr. chairman, you mentioned the fact that we polled a carrier out of the middle east. i could not agree with you more that at a time of in ordinate and stability in that region, it would seem to me particularly in light of meetings that i had with different officials in the area that a carrier is may bbe e of the few things iran understands. my question is when this measure passes and is completed, the you feel it the appropriate authorities make the determination to return the carrier that this measure will allow or facilitate a carrier being returned to the middle east? >> i think so. the department has some discretion in how they move
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
the senate will follow suit. >> william cohen has served as the secretary of defense in president clinton's democratic administration. as a republican, he served in both houses of congress. he heads the cohen group, a consulting group. david gergen has worked both sides of the aisle in washington, served as an adviser to nixon, ford, reagan and bill clinton. a cnn analyst and director for the public leadership at harvard business school. these two guests could probably solve the mess by themselves, with a little help from jean is a hadi, who somehow imagimanage make sense of the hysteria in washington. let me start with you. 13% cut roughly across the defense department. there are some who say that is a silver lining. prarly some democrats who say we would never be able to negotiate those kind of cuts. >> it's a black cloud that's hanging over the defense department. i think you can make rational. responsible cuts. i think they will be made if congress can sit down and find a way to resolve it responsibly. right now the way the across-the-board cuts. you'll be exempted. the president has
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 10:00am PST
times, shot him in the head and slit his throat all in self-defense. arias answering questions from the jury today, something we rarely see a defendant do and we warn you, testimony has been extremely graphic. christi paul explains the timeline prosecutors are trying to prove. >> the prosecution's laid out a timeline detailing how jodi arias killed travis alexander. at 5:29 p.m., arias takes a picture of alexander alive in the shower. moments later, she stabs him in the chest. prosecutors believe he was still alive and arias followed him down the hall to the bedroom where she slashed his throat. then dragged his body back to the bathroom, accidentally taking p pictures all along the way. investigators believe once arias got alexander back to the bathroom, she shot him in the forehead based on the location of the shell casinging, they believe that happened near the sink and that then, his body was stuffed in the shower. >> all right, again, gruesome testimony, gruesome pictures there. very graphic in detail. several states allowed the jury to ask a defendant questions. 150 questions
FOX News
Mar 3, 2013 8:00am PST
lawmakers are weighing in on the true impactost across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense programs. welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: a lot of different stuff this hour. lawmakers are giving their two cents on who is to blame. we talked about the lobbyists earlier, how we can avoid more stalemates like this one in the future. steve centanni is following that from the washington bureau. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, house speaker john boehner and gene sperling squared off this morning on the sunday talk hoes in the aftermath of the $85 billion budget cut called the sequester. the speaker says he doesn't think anyone knows how this situation gets results. he blamed the president for kicking the can farther down the road, saying we are running out of road to kick the can down and says the president doesn't seem to have a plan. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't the senate democrats pass it? the house has acted twice in the last 10 months to replace the sequester. if we are going -- the president counted his tax hooks on january one. if we are goin
CNN
Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
for the woman who shot, stabbed and slashed her boyfriend to death and now says the attack was self defense not cold-blooded murder. >> reporter: more than 100 questions from the jury to jodi arias. they started with the singer about the digital camera. >> why did you put the camera in the washer? >> i don't have memory of that. i don't know why i would do that. >> again her memory fails her. preventing her from explaining why she put the camera in the washing machine after she killed him. the camera tacontained picturesf him this one two minutes before his death. and what about the gun, the state says she brought it with her to kill. but arias says it was his gun and that she grabbed it trom the shelf. >> how did you have time to get the gun down if he was behind you? >> i don't know if he was right heend me or not. i had the sense that he was behind me. >> after she killed him. she dragged the body back and put it in the shower. >> why did you put his body back into the shower? >> i could only speculate because i don't remember. >> nor could she remember what she did with the knife used t
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2013 10:25am EST
commitment to foreign aid into israel missile defense programs. because of this administrations dedication to israel, more than $400 million has been invested in iron dome. [applause] your support, mr. vice president during operation killer of defense and commitment to these life-saving systems enables israel to defend itself while preventing a wider conflict. million of israelis are able to sleep more soundly tonight because of the investment and commitment, you, president obama, and congress have made to israel's security. [applause] vice president biden, please give our thanks to president obama for his support in strengthening the u.s.-israel alliance. [applause] and please thank him for going to israel in a few weeks. [applause] this trip sends an important message to the people of israel and the world about america's commitment to the jewish state. ladies and gentlemen, i am honored to introduce and welcome a friend who stands with us now and had stood with us always, a steadfast supporter of the u.s.-israel relationship, the vice president of the united states, joe biden. [applause]
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
a statement saying that the department would no longer defend the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act, which passed with overwhelming both houses of congress and signed into law. last year in 2012, the department of homeland security announced that it would no longer enforce our nation's immigration laws against individuals designated by the president. my question to you is are there any other laws passed by this congress that the department of justice does not intend to enforce? >> it is the tradition of the department to always enforce laws where there is a reasonable basis to argue for the enforcement of those laws. i have sent memos or letters to the speaker of the house where we have declined to support laws and enforce laws that congress has passed for a variety of reasons. with regard to doma where we declined to defend that statute that courts subsequently have agreed with us applying that standard of heightened security that in fact, doma was unconstitutional. >> there was a bit of a slight of hand. you said courts goode on the merits of the issue, that is different from
FOX News
Mar 2, 2013 1:30pm PST
wasteful. something like defense, really going through it all with a fine-tooth comb. >> something else, a couple of these things. identity thieves, bilking the irs out of billions, $3.9 billion in tax refunds on fraudulent returns. if you ran a business like this, $3.89 billion, we're not talking about chopped liver. we're talking about something big. >> federal government is business and failing on many levels. >> it should be run like a business on the employment level. where are the term limits. these guys are in is on forever and they have to appease their constituents. all the fish lovers of the world need the votes of their senators >> and we all know entitlements and got to be shared sacrifice across the board. >> america is currently spending more than every other country in the world on defense. >> if we are spending $325,000 studying reoblgt sqiarls, maybe we should hit those things? >> robotic skirls -- defense is one of those responsibilities to reserved for the government. cisco let them study robotic squirrels. there is plenty of stuff to cut. but they need to protect ind
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Mar 4, 2013 5:30am PST
fighters. the defense ministry says these men killed former al qaeda and the former commanders. and totally destroy their main base. >> chad has one of the true desert armies. chad is also one of the poorest countries on earth treated over one third of all children are stunted from malnutrition, and the average citizen does not live past 50. most chadians do not believe the mali war serves their priority and dice their priorities or interests. >> the majority of the people do not agree with it. they are very sad. this is molly's business, not chad's fight. >> all we know is that we went to bed when night and woke up the next day to do them telling us that they were sending 2000 to 3000 troops to mollali. >> until more funds become available, chad will continue to find itself virtually alone on the front lines. >> at a ceremony for the martyrs, a visibly saddened president reassure the families. he has been in power for over 20 years, propped up by friends -- by france, who has three military bases in its former colony. aching good on those relations may require of chad more sacrifice. may w
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Mar 9, 2013 6:00am PST
-- the taliban says a lethal bomb attack in kabul was a message to u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel on his inaugural visit to afghanistan. maduro esidentsnicolas is sworn in as the new venezuelan president -- vice issident nicolas maduro sworn in as the new venezuelan presidents. the visit ofn, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel has been marred by violence. since he arrived, there have been two separate suicide attacks. eight children and a policeman were killed on a strike. in the capital, the bomber charged into the defense ministry. the taliban said they planned the attacks deliberately to mark his visit. >> chuck taylor arrived in afghanistan nine days after being sworn in as u.s. defense minister -- chuck hagel. shortly before his arrival, he told reporters we are still at war. hours later, two suicide attacks killed 18 people. they targeted the defense ministry in kabul. the bombers circled toward the building and got to within 30 meters of the main entrance without being checked. the bomb struck a group of employees on their way to work, killing nine. >> i was really close by when t
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Mar 5, 2013 1:00am PST
the courtroom. >>> love and murder. but was it self defense. jodi arias on the stand professing her love for her boyfriend, even, she says, on the day she shot him and stabbed him 29 times. randi kaye was in the court. we'll talk about it when we come back. wich. >>> a lot of excitement and skepticism about a mississippi toddler who appears to make medical history. you maybe saw headlines about this today. we don't know her name. researchers say she appears to be the first baby to be cured of hiv. she was treated with high doses of anti retro viral drugs shortly after she was born. she was just 30 hours old when she started getting the drugs. within weeks the virus was undetectable in her blood. she stayed on the drugs for about 15 months. she is now 2 1/2 years old and has no detectable traces of hiv and is off the drugs. it is a dramatic response and possibly historic. it is important to point out it is one case and experts caution that further research is needed. dr. fauch chi is with the national institutes of health. is this baby really 100% cured of hiv? is there a chance it could come bac
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Mar 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
to death. and now says her unbelievably brutal attack was self defense and not cold-blooded murder. more now from our rand yi kaye. >> reporter: more than 100 questions from the jury to jodi arias delivered by the judge. they started with a zinger about the digital camera. >> why did you put the camera in the washer? >> i don't have memory of that. i don't know why i would do that. >> reporter: again, arias's memory fails her, preventing her from explaining why she put the camera in the washing machine after she killed travis alexander. the camera contained pictures of alexander in the shower and this one taken two minutes before his death. photo time stamps put her at alexander's house at the time of his death. and what about the gun? the state says she brought it with her to kill and she says she grabbed it from the shelf. >> how did you get time to get the gun down if he was right behind you? >> i don't know if he was right behind me or not i just had the sense he was chasing after me. >> reporter: after she killed alexander, investigators say she dragged his body through the house an
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Mar 2, 2013 5:00am PST
are middle ageing that have weighed on the prop 8 case and the case defending the defense of marriage act, because it does hurt them and their ability to do business. these are really new voices. >> thomas, i know your objections, obviously, have to do on the issue of morality. but on this issue -- >> no, that's not true. no, that's not true. that's not why i strongly support the institution of marriage. it's because marriage best serves the needs of children. >> but the point that i'm getting at is when we talk about this as a business imperative, let's take a look at what this filing says. it says, "recognizing the rights of same-sex couples to marry is more than a constitutional issue, it is a business imperative." so what do you think about that? do you agree with that? do you disagree with that? is it about more than that? is that not enough? >> i strongly disagree with it, because, first of all, the top ten states for growth right now in this country, nine of them have marriage protection amendments. and so, you know, where this argument comes from is the left wing, ucla williams in
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Mar 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
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Mar 7, 2013 8:00am PST
a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now. let me guess. the president is a skinny guy. he's been doing a lot of eating lately. >> is it okay to say skinny guy? >> i like skinny. i was skinny after the flu. not so skinny lately. >> what is the crest on the tie? >> st. george's royal college. >> you're fancy. >> it was a gift. >> don lemon, nice to see you. thank you, sir. >>> so hi, everybody. ashleigh banfield. good to have you here this hour. president obama has a couple of dinner dates, lunch date, and they're all congressional. is that boring? no. the real question is it too little too late or is it coming right in the nick of time. plus a prestigious high school in new york slapped with a hazing scandal. three students charged with purchasing a violent sexual act on a younger member of the track team. >>> and jodi arias back on on the stand today. believe it or not, she faced more than 150 questions coming straight from the jury deciding her fate. separation of powers is all well and
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Mar 9, 2013 3:00am PST
in afghanistan's capital. a bomb blast rocked the ministry of defense just hours after new defense secretary chuck hagel arrived in kabul on his first official trip overseas. nine people were killed. now the taliban says the suicide bombing is a message for hagel. he was not injured and is in a safe location. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is traveling with the defense secretary. he was at a briefing and says he heard the blast even though he was a ten-minute walk from it. >>> back in the u.s., a violent storm slams the massachusetts shore. it's being called the most damaging in recent memory. look at this. that house teetheri eriteeterine of the atlantic ocean and the second house fell overnight. they're on a popular vacation spot. nobody really expected this. a dozen homes right now in jeopardy, and according to the "boston globe," this one was worth $800,000. >>> to northern connecticut where a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow, you're looking here at the town of stafford, and heavy snow snarled traffic along i-84. local kids, though, they were fine with it. this meant snow for
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